September 12th, 2014
EO-CEDARVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf team suffered a difficult loss to Leo Thursday at Cedar Creek Golf Course. Though the Lady Eagles posted a strong score at 185, the undefeated Leo squad came away with the win with a score of 178. The Lady Lions, 14-0, are state-ranked.
Charles Hill, formerly of South Bend, passed Sept. 9, 2014, at The Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice (Robert) Barkley of Loon Lake, Columbia City.
A celebration of his life will be at their home Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.
For arrangements and further information contact DeMoney Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
April 13, 1960 ‚ÄĒ July 24, 2014
Sarah Anne Foote Salas, 54, passed away in her sleep, July 24, 2014, in Cicero, Ill. She was born in Churubusco at Blue Lake.
She is survived by sons, Roberto and Carlos (Rebecca) Salas; one grand-daughter, Izellah Salas; and her brother, Mark (Darlene) Foote, of South Whitley.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Foote and Rosalie Foote Tuttle, her sisters, Rosalie Foote Twaits and Caroline, and brothers, Kim and Victor Foote.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ More than 100 local residents gathered together at PNC Bank and K&K Video parking lots for the Churubusco Block Party and Karaoke Contest Saturday evening. The definitive highlight of the night was karaoke contest winner Molly Blake with her rendition of Dolly Parton‚Äôs ‚ÄúI Will Always Love You,‚ÄĚ winning her a $75 cash prize and the title of 1st place in the adult karaoke category. A cash prize of $50 and the second place title went to Lisa Waterman and Tim Holmes, with third place and $25 going to Denise Fulton.
The railroad tracks on SR 9 north of SR14 is blocked by a train. The train has a mechanical problem and will be there for some time.
Mayor Daniel said the blockage could be expected to last at least until 11 a.m. before it is clear to pass.
Other area crossing are being affected as well. WCCS recently sent out calls that Little Turtle area buses are running late due to blocks at Washington Meridian 14 and 150.
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OLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Rotary and Questa Education Foundation announced Ali McQueen as the first student to be a funded scholar.
McQueen graduated from Columbia City High School and will be attending IPFW in the fall to study elementary education.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Main Street Association will host another event intended to bring visitors and residents to downtown Columbia City.
A free movie will be shown on the Columbia City Courthouse Square Saturday ‚ÄúUp,‚ÄĚ a family-friendly animated movie, features a retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, will begin at 8:45 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ On Wednesday Aug. 3, Whitley County received its youngest auditor, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler. The Churubusco native has been working for the county for the past three years while she was going to college at IPFW for her degree in business management and administration.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys tennis team played West Noble Tuesday at home, falling 4-1. Scoring for the Eagles was veteran player and senior, Luke Lillmars with a win in the No. 1 singles. Lillmars‚Äô success over West Noble marks his fourth consecutive win.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Severe weather created flooding concerns and impaired driving as gusting winds and dark skies added to the heavy rainfall received in Whitley County Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, the area received on average 3 inches of rain with rain gauges peaking at 3.24 inches in Fort Wayne.